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Illinois to Upgrade Electronics Recycling Program

Illinois to Upgrade Electronics Recycling Program

Recycling specialists in Illinois are stepping up to upgrade the state’s poorly funded electronics recycling program.

The Illinois Manufacturers Association, for example, has created a sticker concept, which would allow service users to purchase stickers from a local grocery store or government office building to recycle screened electronics like tablets and TVs. The cost of the stickers would range from $5 to $10, and Will County is currently working on increasing the number of drop-off sites to a minimum of eight.

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Recycling specialists are in all-out efforts to revamp the poorly funded electronics recycling program. The local governments and manufacturers are very close to reaching a consensus. Will County, Illinois is planning to open two electronics recycling drop-off locations. On the other hand, Monmouth has reportedly shut down the electronics recycling services at the Warren Achievement Center.

The Illinois Manufacturers Association has come up with a sticker concept, whereby service users would be required to purchase a sticker ranging from $5 to $10 at a local grocery store or government office building to recycling screened electronic items such as televisions and tablets. The amount thus collected will go into a fund that will be utilized to meet program costs. The County is also keen to increase the number of established drop-off sites to at least 8.

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